Accountability Rating: This refers to the campus and district ratings assigned by the TEA accountability system. The 2003-04 AEIS reports starts the new accountability system. Each campus and the district is evaluated on multiple performance items, for example: TAKS, SDAA, completion rate, and annual dropout rate. The four levels of ratings from highest to lowest are: Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable.
No Child Left Behind Reports (NCLB)
To obtain this and more information directly from TEA you may use the following links:
Some definitions from TEA:
AEIS - Academic Excellence Indicator System - The AEIS reports pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. These reports are posted online in the fall.
TAKS - Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills - The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is a primary education standardized test used in Texas to assess student attainment of math, English, science, reading, and social science skills required under Texas education standards. It is developed and graded by a test-making company named Pearson. Though created before the No Child Left Behind Act was passed, it complies with the law. It replaced the previous test called the TAAS in 1999. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAKS )
TEA - Texas Education Agency
SDAA - State-Developed Alternative Assessment